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Synonyms for deceive
dɪˈsiv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceive, lead on, delude, cozen(verb)

    be false to; be dishonest with

    Synonyms:
    betray, lead astray, cozen, lead on, delude

    Antonyms:
    undeceive

  2. deceive, betray, lead astray(verb)

    cause someone to believe an untruth

    "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

    Synonyms:
    cuckold, cheat on, lead astray, misguide, grass, bewray, delude, give away, lead on, betray, shit, stag, shop, cozen, mislead, misdirect, wander, rat, cheat, denounce, tell on, snitch, sell, fail, lead off

    Antonyms:
    undeceive

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deceive

    Synonyms:
    trick, cheat, beguile, delude, gull, dupe, take in, over reach, mislead, betray, ensnare, entrap, circumvent

    Antonyms:
    enlighten, advise, illumine, guide, disabuse, undeceive, deliver

Editors Contribution

  1. truthful

    telling the truth

    Submitted by rinat on September 9, 2019  
  2. beguile

    beguile second meaning is cheating

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deceive(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    delude, cheat, dupe, gull, cozen, fool, befool, trick, circumvent, overreach, chouse, diddle, beguile, hood-wink, impose upon, make a fool of, play a trick upon, pull wool over one's eyes

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deceive(v)

    Synonyms:
    delude, beguile, mislead, gull, impose upon, dupe, circumvent, hoodwink, bamboozle

    Antonyms:
    undeceive, disillusionize, disabuse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    mislead, delude, fool, cheat, hoodwink, disappoint, defraud

How to pronounce deceive?

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Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say deceive in sign language?

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How to use deceive in a sentence?

  1. Narendra Modi:

    You have seen that from 2014 to 2019, the people who used to talk about secularism have now gone quiet. In this election, not one political party has been able to deceive the people of India by wearing the label of secularism.

  2. Jean de La Fontaine:

    It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.

  3. Shannon Stewart:

    Today's society has decided it's better to assume, deceive or lie to ourselves to spare our own feelings. When accepted the truth will set us free. Anything aside from that will torment us. Feelings are made from thoughts; thoughts can be controled. We fall in love because we THINK about how wonderful someone is; we hate because we can't stop THINKING about what they did to us. In the end, WE control our own thoughts and feelings.

  4. Kelsey Knight:

    Since that time our office has made clear that it would work closely with ethics officials to set the record straight on the Ohio Democratic Party's latest attempt to deceive the public and desperately trash Jim Renacci's record in public service.

  5. Machiavelli:

    Men are so simple, and yield so much to necessity, that he who will deceive may always find him that will lend himself to be deceived.


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